Water Woes continued

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Our water woes (continued)   Although the dams in the northern parts of South Africa are reported to be reasonably full after good summer rains, experts advise that we should guard against complacency. We are reminded of the 2104 prediction…

Managing Our Vital Resources

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Overview. As indicated in a previous article in this edition, our life sustaining elements come from the sun (energy), water and earth. As a result of various factors including over use, wastage, abuse, climate change and mismanagement these elements are…

Public Private Partnerships.

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Where are we? Introduction Communities are screaming out for service delivery. We receive reports almost every day of service delivery protests. Many of these service delivery protests have turned violent and destructive.  In all the protests community leaders advise that…

Spotlight on Msunduzi Municipality

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Msunduzi municipality is situated in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN). The capital city of Pietermaritzburg is situated within the Msunduzi municipality. The city still has reminders of its colonial past with buildings reminiscent of English architecture. It is now…

Local Government Constitutional Mandates

In our previous edition we gave a general overview on local government mandates. We, in this edition we examine more specifically the implementation of the objectives of local government. In view of the many service delivery protests we look at…

Our Water Woes

An update Despite some good rains over the past month our water woes continue. Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokanyane has lamented the critical state of our water supplies. She recently told reporters that Gauteng’s water supply levels are…

OUR DIVERSE RICH CULTURAL AND VIBRANT COUNTRY

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September is devoted to our rich cultural diversity and tourism. The 24 September is a public holiday specifically set aside for South Africans of the different cultures that contribute to our rich cultural diversity, have the opportunity of celebrating their…

LOCAL ELECTIONS UPDATE

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By now the political reality has hit home. There’s a party that used to govern South Africa and all its cities, except Cape Town, of course. And there’s a party that used to shout itself hoarse as it proclaimed how…